First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.
First flight of AirAsia India. VT-ATF at the gate at Kempegowda International Airport. Bangalore Aviation copyrighted photo.

AirAsia India commences direct flights from Bangalore to Jaipur and Chandigarh

With the arrival of its second aircraft VT-ATB, India’s newest airline, AirAsia India, commenced its foray in to North India with direct flights from its Bangalore hub to Jaipur and Chandigarh.

AirAsia Jaipur and Chandigarh schedule

Flight From To Departs Arrives
I5 1722 Bangalore Jaipur 9:45 12:20
I5 1723 Jaipur Bangalore 12:45 15:15
I5 1824 Bangalore Chandigarh 15:45 18:40
I5 1825 Chandigarh Bangalore 19:05 22:05

The airline achieved a full load of 180 passengers on both its inaugural flights that departed Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya, Bollywood actress, Kulraj Randhawa, and Olympian swimmer, Rehan Poncha were present to greet the guests from the inaugural flights.

AirAsia joins IndiGo in offering direct non-stop flights between Bangalore and Chandigarh, and IndiGo and Air Costa with non-stops to Jaipur.

Both cities have strong business links with Bangalore. The sizeable Rajasthani community along with multi-nationals like Bosch have had strong business links, while Chandigarh serves the industrial areas within the immediate vicinity as well as newly developing areas like Nalagarh which are being helped with a generous tax incentive to bolster manufacturing in the mountainous states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the north-east.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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  1. Now as the hub is Bangalore, Air asian hubs(Thai,Indonesian) can connect BLR to their respective hubs..It will be a big boost to BLR as well as some cities which do not operate direct flights to India as yet say like Indonesia,Phillipines)..

    • Jaipur- will also be good winter tourist traffic. Air Asia can think of stretching KUL-BLR-KUL to DXB/DWC-BLR-KUL-BLR-DXB/DWC or JED-BLR-KUL-BLR-JED(JED-KUL is already operational). Fifth freedom? (Am I right here)